Whether you are quoting a famous song, trying to be funny or just being totally naive, some statement or questions are going to upset / irritate / annoy or simply just rub a French person the wrong way.
Here is my top 9 list of comments to avoid if you want to make or keep French friends.
For more on this subject, you may be interested in my article on French Sex Vocabulary (warning, explicit).
French people don’t like to talk about money, and it’s not very common to buy a pair of shoes and say how much you paid for it.
Even if you had it at a bargain price, you won’t say how much it cost. Read my article on why French women don’t date, it’s quite enlightening.
You can say it was a great deal “c’était une bonne affaire”, but don’t actually say the price. Only our politicians do :-) Honestly, between them and the French movie industry, no wonder why the world thinks everybody in France is sleeping with everybody else ( ? We do get 5 weeks of paid vacation, and many employees do work 35 hour weeks.
On this page you will find all of the Skype Emoticons, (some people call then Skype Smiles or Skype Smileys, but the real title is Skype Emoticons).This is the complete resource for Skype symbols, smileys and icons.This section includes hidden skype emoticons, flag skype emoticons and special skype smiley art. Yet you have no idea the number of students by Skype who innocently said this to me, as an example of the little French they knew.This makes for quite an embarrassing lesson opener…